Support Programs

Encouragement, Comfort, Connection and Advice

The JCC provides support for the bereaved, as well as for new Americans and for older adults facing isolation.

 

Bereavement Support Groups

General Bereavement Support Group
Facilitation provided by Sivitz Jewish Hospice of the Jewish Association on Aging. For more information or to register, call Jan Kellough, MA, 412-422-5700. Registration required.

Last Tuesday of the month

Recently Bereaved Support Group: Healing Hearts
This group is for individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year. Facilitation provided by Sivitz Jewish Hospice of the Jewish Association on Aging. For more information or to register, call Jan Kellough, MA, 412-422-5700.

Caregiver Aging Mastery Program

Amp for caregivers is a 12 week course that provides tools to stay healthier an happier in the caregiving journey.

Read More: Aging Mastery Program Program Information

Care Shared Program

Grandmother and granddaughter. Happy family.

Care Shared is a collaboration between AgeWell Pittsburgh, Family Services of Western PA and the Community College of Allegheny County. It has been funded by United Way of Southwestern PA and the Jefferson Regional Foundation to provide respite care to caregivers of older adults, so that they can have some much needed time off. This funds and supports students in a Work Study program who provide friendly home visits to older adults (Hosts) who are 60 years of age or older.

The Care Shared program strives to keep older adults connected to our community, interacting with kind and helpful people in their own home, while also supporting caregivers by giving them a weekly break that they can depend on, to go out of the home, socialize or to have time to themselves. Care Shared student respite workers offer weekly home visits for 3 hours each time, free to the Host family.

CheckMates

If you know an older adult who would appreciate a weekly, friendly phone call or would like to volunteer for this peer-led telephone reassurance program, call Amy Gold, MSW, 412-697-3528.

Contact Us

Sybil Lieberman

Agewell at the JCC Director
412-697-3514


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